Hitting 300 miles per hour has become a sort of holy grail among hypercar manufacturers. Currently, the world’s fastest car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS, tops up at just under 278 miles per hour. However, SSC is aiming to take the throne and to build the first production car capable of hitting 300 MPH with their Tuatara hypercar.
SSC is already a known commodity on the world’s fastest lists. In 2007, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT became the world’s fastest production car, topping out at just over 256 MPH. However, the Ultimate Aero TT was unseated just a few years later, when the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport went into production.
Now, the SSC Tuatara is aiming to recapture the world’s fastest production car crown. In order to hit 300 miles per hour, designers have reduced the Tuatara’s drag coefficient to just 0.279. Meanwhile, SSC is working on an in-house V8 engine that will crank out over 1700 horse power. The Tuatara is expected to hit 60 miles in 2.5 seconds or less.
The Tuatara concept car has been around since at least 2011. However, it’s taken SSC some long years to get everything right. Given the company’s sky high expectations for this exotic hypercar, the long wait should come as no surprise.
Now, prospective owners will only have to wait about a year to get their keys into one. However, with only 100 expected to be produced, only a lucky few will get to own one of these machines. There’s no word yet on price, but expect the SSC Tuatara to cost north of $1 million.
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